Job Title: B6 District Nurse – Bridgewater Community
Trust Location: Widnes & Runcorn
Pay Rates: £18.19, £23.65, £29.11 + Holiday
Shift Patterns: Days, Nights, Weekends & Bank Holidays
As a band 6 Community Nurse working in Warrington you will be integral to the care of the patients during their time with Bridgewater Community Trust. The Trust is focused on supporting the Community and helping patients remain independent in their own home. You will manage a caseload of registered patients within a team or teams. You will delegate the workload to the community nurses, healthcare assistants and nursing assistants as appropriate and as defined by the priority/acuity of the caseload and liaise with all health care professionals and other Nursing teams. You will undertake the assessment, planning and evaluation of patients care needs. Liaise with the District Nurse team to ensure information sharing in relation to patient care / changes to care plan and the continuity of care and reviewing of complex care packages.
By joining this Trust you will be coming to work in a supportive and friendly environment, with a team that are forward thinking and proactive. They are a welcoming and friendly team.
There is Trust training available for you to access including catheterisation, wound care, DRE Training and Insulin administration for example. The Trust would support you to attend the Trust Induction and well as provide local induction.
You’ll receive the following benefits:
- First choice of shifts or placements at your Trust – access before they are made available to agency
- Wellbeing incentives – take advantage of the wellbeing hub
- Competitive pay rates – work this week, get paid next week
- Manage your shifts and timesheets on the go – access your “My Bank” shift portal anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone
- Essential support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime
- Multi-locational - work across neighbouring Trusts
- Varied working options to suit your lifestyle – access to the Bank gives you options of ad hoc shifts or fixed term placements
- Training and development opportunities
- Build holiday allowance for every shift you work
- Stakeholder pension scheme available
What you’ll be responsible for
- Perform comprehensive assessment of patient nursing needs. Plan, assess, implement and evaluate care delivery according to changing health needs utilising prescribing skills.
- Support the care management of complex/continuing care packages.
- Ensure practice is evidence based through undertaking audit and critically appraising literature to achieve a high standard of care.
- To establish and maintain effective communication with individual groups and communities in complex and potentially challenging situations.
- Work collaboratively with other professional and agencies to ensure patients’ needs are met.
- Involve patients and carers in the planning and delivery of care.
- To competently perform a range of clinical skills related to the post.
- Maintain accurate records in accordance with NMC Standards.
- To identify skills and knowledge to address individuals training needs by undertaking personal development reviews and personal development plans within the KSF framework.
- To participate in the health needs assessment of the practice population to identify areas of unmet need.
- Ability to work without direct supervision and to solve problems.
- Undertake chronic disease management reviews of the housebound patient using appropriate template
- Work on a rota basis to facilitate weekend working across the district nursing teams
- Work under the direction of the District Nurse Coordinator in providing nursing services to patients registered within a defined GP Practice.
- Manage the night service caseload of patients.
- Delegate the workload to appropriate team members.
- Day to day responsibility for the designated caseload.
- To provide accurate timely information to the identified administrator regarding annual leave, expenses and study leave.
- To undertake back to work interviews and assist in the monitoring and reporting to District Nurse Coordinator general HR issues surrounding staff sickness, absentees.
- To report any concerns with regard to poor practice or concerns of staff members to the District Nurse Coordinator.
- Support the effective use of physical and financial resources. Ordering supplies and equipment.
- To ensure as far as possible that the working environment is safe, adhering to the Lone Worker policy.
- To provide leadership and support by promoting professional development and encourage clinical supervision.
- Supply required activity data related to patient care.
The role will involve, but not be limited to you performing the above.
You’ll need to have the following qualification/experience:
- A minimum of 6 months paid experience in a community nursing environment within a Community Trust in the last 3 years
- Experience with Wound Care, insulin and medication administration, catheter care and palliative care.
- Recent experience working at a band 6 level in a District Nursing/Treatment Room Service.
- Specialist Practitioner Qualification (SPQ) in District Nursing
- Comply with NMC Professional Registration and keep up to date with current nursing practices
- Ensure accurate records are kept in accordance with CHS policy and NMC guidelines
- Undertake regular mandatory training
*Depending on the Trust, you may require variable additional certification and skills.
Who are NHS Professionals?
We are NHS Professionals (NHSP), working together to care for patients in the NHS. Providing you with the power to decide when, how, and where you want to work. Supporting your lifestyle and making you feel part of the team and community.
By joining us you can look forward to a choice of flexible Bank shifts across any of our client Trusts in England, as well as the ability to develop professionally and gain experience in several wards or areas.
Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.